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  • 1 Mar 2023 10:29 PM | Frank Tizedes (Administrator)

    Thank you SF Safety Teams SFFD & SFPD, Duboce Triangle neighbors are grateful for your time and tips on how best to create a safer home and community .

    thank you Duboce Park Cafe for hosting our friends and neighbors. 
    Coming this October: Fire Safety Week, Fun Events, Station Tours 

  • 28 Feb 2023 6:20 PM | Frank Tizedes (Administrator)

    RFP #05-2022 SDDT Healthy Communities Grants Reissued for Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian and Native American/American Indian populations

    Important Dates:

    • Virtual Info Session: March 1, 2023 1pm PST **TOMORROW**
    • Grant Writing Support Request: by March 6, 2023 12pm noon PST
    • Application Due Date: April 21, 2023

    The San Francisco Public Health Foundation (SFPHF), in collaboration with the San Francisco Department of Public Health (DPH), is open for applications for programs intended to impact health equity and to inspire innovative, community -driven and -led grants that will strengthen skills/build capacity in priority communities while delivering chronic disease interventions and making long term, sustainable changes that are health promoting, community building and equity focused.

    This RFP re-issue is open only to organizations serving Pacific Islander and Native American/American Indian communities. Applications from the October 2022 RFP are currently being reviewed for these populations: Asian; Black/African American; Latinx. The specifications of the original RFP remain unchanged, the only changes serve to indicate the applications being sought for the two priority populations.

    See website for more information https://sfphf.org/sddtgrants/

    To be eligible to apply for the RFP, agencies must:

    • Have a budget under $1,500,000
    • Have a demonstrated track record of reaching Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiians and/or Native American/American Indian communities
    • Be a non-profit community-, faith- or neighborhood-based organization (CBO/FBO/NBO)
    • If you are an agency that does not have a non-profit status, you may apply with a 501(c)3 nonprofit agency that will serve as a fiscal sponsor for your project
    • Have administrative capacity to enter into a subcontract/consultant agreement with SF Public Health Foundation.

    To request up to $5,000 in support for grant writing, email sddt@sfphf.org by noon on March 6, 2023. 

    Grant writing support must result in a submitted application by the April 21, 2023 due date.

    In the email indicate:

    • Name and organization
    • Which priority population you are applying for:
    • Native American/American Indian
    • Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian
    • Whether you need a list of grant writers

    Questions? Email sddt@sfphf.org

  • 25 Feb 2023 8:04 AM | Frank Tizedes (Administrator)

    Friends & Neighbors,

    You know you want to see it!  Whether you were a regular or you’re new to the neighborhood, 

    this is your chance to get a sneak peek of the new Fisch & Flore. 

    Saturday, March 4 @ 11:00am - 3:00pm
    Cafe Flore -- 2298 Market 
    light nibbles and refreshments 

    • Share your Cafe Flore stories as we lead up to our 50th anniversary!
    • Meet Serhat, the new operator, and hear his vision for sustainable seafood
    • SNEAK PREVIEW:  New exterior -- Refreshed Gates with a modern Glass Fence and the botanical native garden we’re known for -- ADA-compliant bathroom, kitchen, and seating

    Your Hosts,

    Terrance & Serhat

    Come see:  

    FLORE FAVORITES:  Then and waaaay back then!  

    ARTIST CONCEPT OF THE NEW FISCH & FLORE:  We’re keeping the gorgeous garden oasis and adding modern amenities to make the space more accessible while keeping all the charm. 

  • 23 Feb 2023 2:54 PM | Frank Tizedes (Administrator)

    Dear Neighbors

    I'm sharing this article to help bring light to a city wide concern shared by  our neighbors in The Mission. Neighbors and community leaders gathered together following assaults in their neighborhood. There neighbors are calling for A State of Emergency, to address the growing crisis on our streets.

    I represent Duboce Triangle Neighborhood helping bring attention to the crisis on our streets through both Castro Leadership Council and Save the Castro, both teams working to create an environment of safety for all. We recognize we are in a crisis situation; people dying daily on our streets and services not reaching the most vulnerable.

    Creating a safe, happy, prosporous communities starts with each of us lending a hand, giving a voice and sharing our time.  Let  you neighbors know  you're there and you care. 

    Stay Safe,



  • 20 Feb 2023 12:19 PM | Frank Tizedes (Administrator)

    Good Day Friends and Neighbors,

    I want to thank those of you that attended the February 14 DTNA General Meeting. We were joined by Josh Switzky from Planning Dpt. to discuss the newest SF Housing Element and how the focus on the new housing density program will focus on equity and inclusion. Supv Mandelman was also invited to share his vision for 2023 and the challenges of a smaller tax base may impact all of us.

    I've attached a copy of the SF Planning presentation on the Housing Element. 

    Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

    Thank you,

    Frank 23 02 14 DTNA.pdf

  • 16 Feb 2023 12:08 PM | Frank Tizedes (Administrator)

    Good Afternoon Neighbors, Friends and Caring Human beings:

    It is with a heavy heart that I ask you support our neighbor and friend Andra and her tenant who lost everything this week in a home fire at her home on Carmelita in Duboce Triangle Neighborhood. Andra has been a friend and neighbor living in Duboce Triangle since 1977.

    Below is a Go Fund Me account set up to help her and her tenant out.  They lost everything, so even every day items are needed.


    Thank you in advance for any support you are able to provide. Please keep them in your thoughts. 


    Frank Tizedes, President

  • 25 Jan 2023 10:52 AM | Frank Tizedes (Administrator)

    Dear Neighbors,

    i am sharing this message from our  Land Use Committee Chairman, Kevin Riley. He recently shared this message with our Land Use committee and I am sharing with you all. 

    DTNA will be working on this issue over the next few years to assure our neighborhood is a responsible steward of development and community .

    Please take a minute to read it and be informed. - Thank you, Frank

    Hi Neighbors, 

    I want to share some Land Use news for your educational benefit. Yesterday, the San Francisco board of supervisors unanimously (and without comment) voted to approve the Housing Element plan

    Some of you may remember that we had Shelley Caltagirone from the SF Planning Department present the Housing Element at the August 2021 Land Use meeting. At that time, the plan was in its conception, more of a collection of goals than an actual plan. The plan has grown a lot since then, see the link below to the2873-page document. There is a lot of stuff in here, new requirements from the State have required this Housing Element to be more specific and aggressive than any previous plan. 

    There has been a lot of dysfunction on the City's part in producing this plan. They dragged their feet, found out late last year that the deadline was 90 days sooner than they expected, rushed, and did not have the full outreach to neighborhood groups like ours that we were expecting. 

    I've heard from two neighbors who have been following the developments and are concerned about the zoning impact on the Triangle. If you go to page 595 you can read about the Rezoning Program. The maps on pages 601, 603, and 604 show some pretty substantial upzoning in our neighborhood. These heat maps are very unspecific/diagrammatical in nature but indicate what could be coming. 

    Some hopeful news is that once approved by the State, the SF Planning Department has a three-year period to evaluate specific areas/neighborhoods in the city and how they can appropriately adopt the goals of the housing element. It should be a top priority for DTNA to engage with Planning soon and create opportunities for neighbors to learn about the plan and weigh in on how they think it should be implemented in their community. 

    The not-so-hopeful news is that this review period is kind of uncharted waters. Speaking with Supervisor Mandleman about this, it's unclear the extent of outreach the Planning Department is required to do, how much feedback they need to incorporate, and how much (or little) they are allowed to deviate from the State-approved plan. Nevertheless, DTNA should be at the forefront and make sure voices from our neighborhood are heard. 

    There is a second vote next Tuesday, which is also the deadline for SF's Housing Element to be approved by the state. "Missing the deadline would risk San Francisco losing control over housing approvals within its borders and would also jeopardize funding for transportation projects and affordable housing."

    I imagine this will be an active talking point for the Land Use committee and DTNA Board for the next few years. 


    Kevin, DTNA Land Use Chairman 

    Housing Element PDF:


    Insightful Chronicle Article:


  • 27 Oct 2022 11:00 PM | Frank Tizedes (Administrator)

    Hello Creepy Neighbors, Scary Kids, Vicious Dogs and Fiendishly friends!

    Get that crazy constim in and come join the Neighborhood Halloween Block Party at the Noe Street Commons at Noe & Market.  

    Costume contests for you, the kids and the dogs.  Lots of fun, candy, dancing and entertainment. 

  • 22 May 2022 10:40 PM | Robert Bush (Administrator)

    I want to take this opportunity to reach out and thank you for all that you do to make Duboce Triangle a great place to live. 

    You volunteer countless hours, use precious weekend time, and stay up late to work on projects, paint signs, and cook meals, all in an effort that builds and supports our community. 

    Just some of the work you do! Leading side

    walk garden initiatives on Natoma, Pierce, Carmelita, and Waller, replacing and caring for trees on 14th and 15th Streets, fundraising for Ukraine and McKinley Elementary School, adopting our traffic islands and street gardens on Noe and Sanchez Streets, caring for Duboce Park, participating in environmental clean-ups, and, yes, helping to run a neighborhood association that is supportive of all these efforts... the list goes on. The time and energy you put into making Duboce Triangle the warm, caring, and engaged neighbor- hood that it is, does not go unnoticed and is truly appreciated by all of us who live, work, and play here.

    As I’ve walked throughout the neighborhood and talked with many of you, I have seen it in your eyes and in your smiles – the pride you have in the work you do, the causes you support, and the community you build. Community is not just Duboce Triangle, it’s your friendships and the relationships you have with your neighbors, the local merchants, or the people you see walking through the neighborhood every day. 

    Just last month, 25 neighbors joined our movement and completed an Earth Day clean sweep of the southern side of Duboce Triangle, while on the northern side, neighbors joined together and planted beautiful street gardens, all with the same goal: Keep Duboce Triangle green, clean, and environmentally safe. 

    Mark your calendars, because in just a few weeks, on Saturday, June 18th our Environmental Protection Impact Committee (EPIC) will host a neighborhood-wide Pride pick-up. We will meet at the corner of Noe St. and Duboce Ave. at 9:30 a.m., and pick up trash from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

    When we work together we are stronger, kinder, and more understanding of one another. DTNA needs you, your energy, your understanding, and your efforts. We want to keep building your community; a community committed to one another. More at dtna.org

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